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    So I bought a heap of broken apple II floppy drives (unidisk variety) alot of them have cut or torn cables. I have been searching like mad to find DB19 connectors online to fix the cables but I cant seem to find any. Are there no manufacturers that make DB 19 ends? All I find are these which wouldn't make a finished product. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DSUB-DB-19-...MAAOSwEVlcA4vy

    Would appreciate the input.

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    I'm pretty sure this is a standard size. It's used on industrial components. I'm not in a good position to search right now, but you may find results if you look for 19 position D-sub connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC9UDX View Post
    I'm pretty sure this is a standard size. It's used on industrial components.
    I thought so as well. I thought I remember some plastic extrusion industrial equipment that had DB19 interfaces but I cannot find on ebay or aliexpress such cable ends.

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    Used on Atari, Apple and Next. The guys over at Bigmessowires expended a lot of effort and finally bought some dealer's entire supply.

    https://www.bigmessowires.com/2016/0...ete-connector/

    Anyone who says they're still being made is delusional. There's a guy on eBay selling the solder-cup male connectors for almost $10 the each, and Elliot Electronics says they have plastic hoods.

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    It should be easy enough to convert a 23 position into a 19 position in a pinch...

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    Depends--if what you're looking for is a male connector end, that's not so easy.

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    At any rate, Steve at Bigmessowires went to the expense of having the 19 pin D-subs made up from scratch by a Hong Kong manufacturer. He was that desperate. They're now being sold here. Sadly, no female connectors.

    You're welcome.

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    Thanks this is great news. Guess Ill tag them on my order for one of his new emu daisy chainers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Depends--if what you're looking for is a male connector end, that's not so easy.
    No more difficult than turning a 25-position into a 23-position. If you need an Amiga video or floppy connector, that's what you do.

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    But 23 position D-subs are more common that 19-position ones. Why bother hacking a DB25?

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